OxPo opens applications for 2024-25 exchanges

Applications are now open for academic exchanges in 2024-25 between Sciences Po and the University of Oxford.

The OxPo (Oxford-Sciences Po Network) seeks to facilitate scholarly exchanges and collaborative projects between Sciences Po in Paris and the University of Oxford.

There are five schemes available:

  1. Visitor scheme to Paris for Oxford academics: Visiting Professorships at Sciences Po
  2. Visitor scheme to Paris: Opportunities for Oxford PhD students and junior researchers
  3. Visitor Scheme to Oxford for Sciences Po doctoral students
  4. Visitor Scheme to Oxford for Sciences Po young doctors 
  5. Visitor Scheme to Oxford for Sciences Po academics: Sciences Po-Nuffield College Fellowship

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 March 2024. For more information, and to apply, visit the OxPo website.

OxPo Stories - From Oxford to Sciences Po

Bernhard Ebbinghaus (Professor)

Bernard Ebbinghaus

"It was helpful to discuss my paper in the CEE general seminar, in particular the comments by discussants and the Q&A with audience will help to revise the paper for final submission to a special issue of Transfer (ETUI Brussels).  I have worked on conceptualising a handbook on Welfare State Reform (under contract with Elgar). I had discussions with several members of CEE (Cyril Benoit, Nathalie Morel, Patrick Le Galès Bruno Palier, Cornelia Woll) and Emanuele Ferragina (OSC/Sciences Po)."

Jacob Schram (PhD student)

Jacob Schram

"I was very lucky to participate in the OxPo exchange. My host department, CERI, provided me with an excellent space at the heart of the city where I could work and engage with new colleagues. The environment was friendly and social, and it was interesting to learn how the PhD students at Sciences Po do things differently. Not least, I was paired with an academic ‘supervisor’ at Sciences Po who taught me a lot and whom I am still collaborating with. Wondering if you should go? My answer is simple: It’s Paris, why not?"

OxPo Stories - From Sciences Po to Oxford

Elissa Mailänder (Professor):

"My eight weeks stay in Oxford was most productive not only in terms of time dedicated to research but also in terms of networking. The Bodleian Library provided me with all the bibliographic resources I needed, while the weekly Modern History Research Seminar of the History Faculty (Patricia Clavin, Ruth Harris, Senia Paseta, Nick Stargardt) offered a prolific intellectual space for debate and exchange. I wrote and submitted two research articles for the Journal of Holocaust Research, and Journal History of Photography. The highlight of my stay was a one-day interdisciplinary workshop on How Historians Work with Visual Sources. I organized an interdisciplinary workshop on history as an interdisciplinary space with my host, Paul Betts (St Antony’s College), which brought together scholars from the UK and Sciences Po. Finally, Nuffield College was an incredibly welcoming place where I had many stimulating discussions and encounters with students and faculty."

Jan Boguslawski (PhD student):

"My primary motivation for staying in Oxford was to immerse myself in an academic environment focused solely on social policy. The Social Policy and Intervention Department at Oxford provided the ideal setting for this. I had the opportunity to interact with and learn from other researchers who, like me, delve into the political economy of the welfare state. Additionally, I was introduced to the 'intervention' scholarship, which emphasizes direct policy applications. The serene atmosphere of Oxford has also greatly aided my immersion in my PhD writing."